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Corona Virus: Lockdown Journey Journal, Day 21 of Level 2, 7 September 2020.

 

Monday 7 September 2020, Day 21 of Level 2, Day 165 of Lockdown 😷

Corona Gratitude 🙏

#Grateful for another beautiful day, at 22C, summer is almost here, but not for long; for a happy sunshine spirit after all the grey rain days; for a good admin and writing morning; for a call to Verishnee Mayer; for a sunny walk through Camps Bay, popping in at Firefly Café, checking if they got their tea ordered from Dilmah, at Tindlovu to check a menu detail with its GM Chris Papayannes, and at Ivor Ramsay at Law Enforcement to assist a local resident deal with a tented settlement going up opposite her house; for a visit from Ines, who cycled all the way from Hout Bay to buy SwitchBitch Book 1, having connected with each other via Facebook, she being very interested in local restaurants too; for loving my new black shorts I bought at Pick n Pay Clothing, fitting perfectly and comfortably, not having been able to try them on in the shop, so much so that I’m going to buy another pair 💙; for a sunset walk through Bakoven; for meeting a township gardener in town to buy two lemon trees, going into pots; for receiving a copy of Sommelier and winemaker Jean Vincent Ridon’s new book ‘Passion for Pairing’, personally hand delivered, for reviewing; for no Loadshedding for us today;  and for being happy and healthy. 🙏💙 Continue reading →

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Corona Virus: Lockdown Journey Journal, Day 15 of Level 2, 1 September 2020.

 

Tuesday 1 September 2020, Day 15 of Level 2, Day 159 of Lockdown, Spring Day 🌸, Cap Classique Day 🥂

Corona Gratitude 🙏

#Grateful for a slightly warmer day today, but didn’t feel like the forecast 19C, with a very strong South Easter/Berg Wind ahead of lots more rain tomorrow ☔️, thanks to the Full Moon; for a far better admin and good writing day, following up on a number of issues, none so sweet than the final checking on my Hermanus house, occupation going to the purchaser as of today, such a relief 🙏💙; for a Camps Bay walk, Raze Katz  (our ex Portfolio Guest House contact) stopping when she drove past and she couldn’t believe the weight loss, not having seen each other in more than 5 years, as did Debra Armstrong, a South African New Zealander, getting to know each other on Facebook recently, and have a date for a tea/coffee at the new Firefly when it opens, hopefully this weekend, having missed connecting with other walkers; for a drive to Sea Point, filling up today, saving a royal sum of 38 cents before the petrol price goes up at midnight, and then heading to Landscape Art Garden Centre, where I more than squandered my saving, buying a jasmine, a daisy bush, a third plant, more pansies, spinach, and cucumber seeds. Boy, how their prices have shot up, almost doubling since they first reopened three months ago, and all Covid procedures at the entrance thrown out of the window…. 😷; for my favourite ice cream and Belgian chocolate sauce at The Dairy Den, across the road from where the nursery was previously located; for a quick planting of one set of the plants, to give them a good soaking tomorrow; for a walk through Bakoven, always surprised about how many masks I see lying on the pavement, and throw into the bins 😷😱; for buying healthy vegetables at Woolies with which I made a soup for tomorrow’s wintry weather, with loads of coriander from the garden; and for being happy and healthy. 🙏💙 Continue reading →

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Corona Virus: Lockdown Journey Journal, Day 14 of Level 2, 31 August 2020.

 

Monday 31 August 2020, Day 14 of Level 2, day 158 of Lockdown 😷

Corona Gratitude 🙏

#Grateful for rain and rain ☔️ , the Cape Town dams now at an average of 90%; for a break in the rain this afternoon, which allowed me to walk through Bakoven and Camps Bay, feeling wonderfully refreshed in the 13C outside, loving seeing images reflected in the puddles on the pavements, in a deserted suburb; for getting a lot of admin done today, and for organizing an English class school reunion for next week, being able to speak to each class member ; and for being happy and healthy. 🙏💙 Continue reading →

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Corona Virus: Lockdown Journey Journal, Day 13 of Level 2, 30 August 2020.

 

Sunday 30 August 2020, Day 13 of Level 2, Day 157 of Lockdown 😷

Corona Gratitude 😷

#Gratitude for a beautiful sunny day, feeling warmer than 14C, and chilly when a cloud moved over the sun with a few rain drops at lunchtime, having to put my jersey back on again during my walk to Clifton, and then linking it to a Bakoven walk; for a most fabulous sun snooze on the terrace this afternoon; for feeling strong and organized about a big Admin week lying ahead; for loving sitting at my little table on the terrace, waving at the passersby that I know; for some follow-up calls; for trying to arrange more Women Restaurateur ADHARA deliveries for the owners who are further afield; for loving this calm day; for so many 💙 clouds today; for my long walk today, feeling far more energetic; and for being happy and healthy. 🙏💙 Continue reading →

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Corona Virus: Lockdown Journey Journal, Day 12 of Level 2, 29 August 2020.

 

Saturday 29 August 2020, Day 12 of Level 2, 156th Day of Lockdown 😷

Corona Gratitude 🙏

#Grateful for all the rain that fell throughout the night, especially the cloudburst at around midnight, and this morning; for keeping warm despite our coldest day this year; for making a good plan in spending a day off; for buying Quark at Dinkel Bakery, another Mutti memory; going back to The Labia for the first time in five months, feeling very safe with their adherence to Covid regulations and seat spacing, and loving seeing the entrance interior, with a few things moved around, and of course not jam-packed with moviegoers, being able to see the beautiful design of the Ticket Office and Snack Bar; for being able to return an item at Sportsman’s Warehouse at The Point Mall in Sea Point ; for having two Discovery vouchers with which I could buy Raw Nuts at DisChem; for finding a new pair of walking shorts at PnP Clothing, not my normal haunt 😱; for finding Chef Chen Sushi Bar, his new outlet having opened four weeks ago on the third floor of The Point, delicious….. ; for fleetingly seeing Rose Klein and her Werner on the escalators in opposite directions; for a quick drop in at Woolies and Pick n Pay Camps Bay; for a refreshing Bakoven walk; for no Loadshedding despite this icy weather; and for being happy and healthy. 🙏💙 Continue reading →

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Corona Virus: Lockdown Journey Journal, Day 10 of Level 2, 28 August 2020

 

Friday 28 August 2020, Day 10 of Level 2, Day 155 of Lockdown 😷

Corona Gratitude 🙏

#Grateful for an all-day rain day, not as cold as it was forecast, being warm inside my home; for getting a walking gap to Camps Bay at lunchtime, and to Bakoven after sunset, getting caught in a heavy shower, finding shelter under my rain protection tree until it stopped, allowing me to get home dry; for an energetic working morning, allowing me a cosy snooze in my warm bed this afternoon; for dancing to Kfm; and for being happy and healthy. 🙏💙 Continue reading →

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Corona Virus: Lockdown Journey Journal, Day 8, 26 August 2020.

 

Wednesday 26 August 2020, Day 9 of Level 2, Day 153 of Lockdown😷

Corona Gratitude 🙏

#Grateful for a sunny day, at 19C, slightly nippy with a South Easter, weird as rain is forecast on Friday and Saturday, with very low temperatures; for a good writing and admin catch-up morning; for a lovely chat with my Alex, sounding good; for a very good meeting with Lucille, owner of the Hillwood Property Management Company, very informative as to our Trustee rights, given the poor service we receive from Sandak-Lewin; for walks through Camps Bay and Bakoven, bumping into saxophonist George Sax and singer SiAnne, who live in Camps Bay; for two Discovery Vitality Gameboard plays; and for being healthy. 🙏💙 Continue reading →

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Corona Virus: Lockdown Journey Journal, Day 7 of Level 2, 24 August 2020.

 

Monday 24 August 2020, Day 7 of Level 2, after 151 days of Lockdown 😷

Corona Gratitude 🙏

#Grateful for a beautiful day, with gorgeous sunshine, at 18C; for a slower day, allowing me to catch up with myself after a very busy week last week ❤️; for a good walk in Camps Bay linked to Bakoven this afternoon, with more litter to pick up after a busy Sunday in Camps Bay yesterday; for a beautiful sunset, and stripy clouds earlier today; for the amazing news that our Cape Town water supply dams are 88% full; for our Woolworths Camps Bay coming second, after their corporate head office, in the Woolworths #JerusalemaChallenge; for dancing to Kfm to meet my step goal; and for being happy and healthy. 🙏💙 Continue reading →

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Corona Virus: Lockdown Journey Journal, Day 5 of Level 2, 22 August 2020.

 

Saturday 22 August 2020, Day 5 of Level 2, Day 149 of Lockdown 😷

Corona Gratitude 🙏

#Grateful for a summer day today, even warmer than yesterday, at 22 C, one seeing it everywhere: the Hop On Hop Off bus driving through Camps Bay, well filled, the beaches being popular, with beach volleyball and umbrellas to be seen, hordes of picnickers, and a traffic jam snaking through Camps Bay; for the exciting first-time meeting with Venishree and Jürgen Mayer Family, coming to me for lunch all the way from their Fraaigelegen Farm in Tulbagh, where they produce their award-winning ADHARA extra virgin olive oil, the name of a Star ⭐️, one of few seen in both the Northern and Southern Hemispheres, symbolizing their German and South African roots; for the generous delivery of more ADHARA olive oil, to hand out to our women restaurateurs; for a walk through Camps Bay this morning, and Bakoven this afternoon; for speaking to my Alex this morning, sounding happy and doing very well work-wise; for dancing to the Kfm Blok Party this evening; and for being happy and healthy. 🙏💙 Continue reading →

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Corona Virus: Lockdown Journey Journal, Day 4 of Level 2,21 August 2020.

 

Friday 21 August 2020, Day 4 of Level 2, Day 148 of Lockdown.😷

Corona Gratitude 🙏

#Grateful for a lucky spoilt day today, in fact an extension of a fabulous spoil week ❤️❤️❤️; for a beautiful sunny day, our warmest day so far this week at 20C, being able to wear shorts ; for being spared Loadshedding today, but having done all my writing early this morning to accommodate it, which gave me twice the morning time to do other admin tasks as well 🙏; for a quick walk to Bakoven, being short of time, a 2000 step walk compared to the 4000 step Camps Bay one; for a spoil afternoon, starting at Mai Thai Spa in De Waterkant, a wonderful combination facial-massage, with fabulous head and hand massages with strong pressure ❤️; for Krisjan Rossouw from the next door Deepest Darkest Art Gallery waiting for me with a bottle of Bottega Prosecco, taking me next door to show me his photographic portrait art in his gallery, and sharing house purchase disasters; for a quick shop at Spar down the road, not having been there in ages; for dropping in at Pilcrow & Cleaver In Parliament Street to bring owner and Chef Judi Fourie a bottle of ADHARA extra virgin olive oil for Women’s Month, having a glass of silky smooth Doolhof Pinotage, and chatting up a storm with a lawyer sitting there too whilst waiting for my delicious Seafood dinner, which Judi comped 🙏 #thankyou; for dancing to Kfm to get back to my normal step goal; for the good news that my Hermanus house sale deal is watertight now, and that I hand it over to the purchaser in ten days 👏👏👏; for a victory in our block, having two maintenance jobs I requested approved; and for being happy and healthy. 🙏💙 Continue reading →

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